Sunday, December 25, 2005

White morning in Osaka

white morning

branches in the sky
felt like the one i took in autumn, except with snow.. :p

such stunning red in pure white snow

last maple leave of autumn, still struggling on..

one struggling on to stay on the branch, while this one waiting to blossom :)

kids playing in the street


paddy fields covered with snow

very christmas

holiday for everyone

pine tree covered with snow


simple things in life


clear blue sky. couldn't resist taking it when lying on the soft, white snow.. :)

it had been a great morning! clear blue sky, pure white snow, people sleeping in, quiet morning... hmmm... thinking of it now can still put a smile on me.. hehe.. anyway, guess my pictures says it all! enjoy! :)

*sorry it took me so long to update pictures of that beautiful white morning. was out taking pictures too much I caught a cold. :(

Thursday, December 22, 2005

It's snowing!!

yup yup yup! it's snowing!!!! :)

still can't believe that I'm still THIS excited even though it's not my first time seeing or touching snow anymore. hehe. Was out there taking pictures and having fun right after seeing that it's snowing so heavily even though it's 1 in the morning. hehe. crazy, ain't I? A good proof that I'm still pretty much in love with the 4 seasons although I sometimes still hate the coldness that send shivers into my bones. :p

anyway, it actually rarely snows in Osaka. Last year, I only experienced it for a few times. In fact, only once, we had the chance to build a snowman with it. And it didn't even last for a whole day! :( BUT, this year, it's colder! so hopefully it will last long enough to call tomorrow an off day for everyone. or maybe even long enough to make my christmas a white christmas! *fingers crossed* hehe :)

well, enough for tonight. Must jump into bed earlier so that I can wake up early enough to go out and take nice shots of pure, untouched snow.

Hope that it shall be a beautiful, white morning for everyone in Osaka tomorrow! :)

good night!

Saturday, December 17, 2005


chocolate mud cake

This was for my housemates' surprise birthday party.

It's been quite some time since I really baked. I used to bake more when I was in high school, mostly because back then I was fully equipped with mum's baking tools. After entering the local uni, it was quite impossible since even cooking was forbidden in the dormitory. (yup, that is what local unis are like. hehe :p ) Anyway, after coming to Japan, oven was provided in the dormitory, but still I lacked of mixing bowls, measuring cups... etc.
Until recently, I started to buy stuffs again. Baking tins, measuring spoons.. and I think the collection is still increasing. hehe :p

I have always liked baking. Guess I got it from my mum. Although honestly, I hate measuring and cleaning up after that. But, mixing everything, following steps, watching it grow in the oven, and finally savouring it, and seeing others enjoying the taste too, it is just pure joy. And I think all those who love baking out there would definitely agree with me too. ;)

I don't really remember when I started to bake, although I remember playing with my mum's dough all the time when she used to bake every weekend when I was little. And also remembering the time I made creme caramel (custard pudding/ flan) with my brother. hehe. Those were the times.

Anyway, I think I'm gonna start baking more since it wasn't cheap to get all those baking tools! hehe :p Hopefully I get to discover more yummy recipes! just like the chocolate mud cake up there which I discovered when trying to prepare a cake for my friend's birthday years ago. Wish me luck! :)

Sunday, December 11, 2005

a little lonely maybe?

It's been almost a week since I last updated my blog even though my mid term exams are already over. And I thought I would be writing more after the exams. hmm. what's wrong with me? I have no idea.

A little shy to admit the fact that I was a little addicted to hong kong dramas. :p it may seem a very stupid thing to many people I guess, but I have been missing it quite a lot since coming to Japan. Somehow or rather it is still something that had always been quite connected to my life before coming here. Although most of the Hong Kong dramas always had very predictive plots, but I have always liked those with very complicated ones. Just like the one I'm watching at the moment. (just in case you might be interested, it's called 酒店风云 ;) )

But, of course I didn't spend 24/7 in front of the computer. I was also at the annual general meeting of Malaysian Students Association of Japan yesterday. Of course meetings are always a not-fun kinda thing, but it was nice winning something from the bingo game at the end even though it certainly wasn't something I could make use of. And it was also fun to sing your lungs off at the karaoke session that followed on after the meeting. :)

Anyway, I have never really talked much about my daily activities like this in my previous posts, have I? And my first pictureless blog! Hope it's not making anyone bored. Although, one thing's for sure. I AM BORED. hehe :p

missing my high school friends at the moment. missing the f5 days. cy, bird, bee... sigh. How great it would be to be at the mamak now chatting and gossiping with you all. Hopefully you guys are all doing fine and missing me too.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


just some random pictures of flowers that I always like taking pictures of.

I always had this special liking towards very simple flowers. Flowers that have big obvious petals, and always a yellowish-orange center and not tiny tiny nor complicated flowers with lots of details. Unlike most girls, I don't fancy roses that much either. Roses are way too proud, and I can't feel the closeness at all.

Simple flowers just feel more carefree, more me. I guess. :)

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Cili Padi

cili padi ?

Took this picture on my way back from uni. liked how it went in a bunch in very sharp red and green colour.

Anyway, was really surprised to find this here in Japan in a normal Japanese 's garden. Afterall, the food here has never reached the level of how I defined 'spicy' even if it's written superduper spicy on the menu. :p and if this is what I think it is, it's supposed to be a very spicy kind of chili. The colour and the shape really matches to cili padi, but the way how it's in a bunch, it doesn't really look like what I find in mum's garden back home. hmm.

But seeing it reminds me so much of Malaysian food, which I really miss at the moment. No doubt, I like Japanese food too. But, it's different from Malaysian food. Very different, I would say. In the healthy sense, Japanese food takes the lead, of course! And, I love sushis, sashimis, tofus, and all. On the other hand, Malaysian food satisfies the toungue to every senses. Roti Canai, rojak, bak kut teh, cendol, dim sum, mee goreng, hokkien mee....... etc. ooooh! just everything! Having 3 main races in the country does help a lot in increasing the variety of food. Some originating from their respective homelands a very long time ago and then 'malaysian-ised' and some created uniquely from the blend of the 3 main races.

Food, is definitely one thing I miss about Malaysia. And, one thing I would always recommend to foreigners. :)

Cili Padi obviously comes from the 'chili' family. known to be tinier than the usual chili but much more spicier! It's one of the widely used ingredients in Malaysian cooking, and I believe many other southeast asian cooking too.